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Protect yourself from DIY Disasters
June 1, 2014, 5:13 am
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Renae Walker ~ Realtor

11 ways to protect yourself from DIY disasters
From USNews 5/57/14

It looks so easy, and the idea of saving hundreds, or maybe even thousands, of dollars is enticing. Surely you can repair those cracks in the wall, right? Or caulk around the bathtub. Or install a new toilet. Or change a light fixture. Or, emboldened by the seeming ease of repairs on home renovation TV shows, tear down a wall in your house.

Maybe you can handle all these do-it-yourself projects – but, then again, maybe you can’t.

“The road to the hardware store is paved with good intentions,” says David Pekel, president and CEO of Pekel Construction in Milwaukee and a master certified remodeler. He is often greeted at his office on Monday by frantic calls from homeowners who failed in their DIY weekend projects.

There are many projects that virtually any homeowner can accomplish, but others should…

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